should employers pay for interview travel expenses? by Alison Green on November 2, 2011 When you’re interviewing for a job out of state, who should pay your travel expenses, you or the employer? Job candidates are often dismayed to find that, in this economy, employers aren’t paying interview travel costs. Employers, on the other hand, have little incentive to pick up the tab when they have plenty of local candidates. And, of course, some employers won’t consider non-local candidates at all. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I explore this question. You can check it out here. You may also like:employers with rigid interview days and timesmy low-travel job wants me to travel more — but boarding my dogs would be expensivecan I ask about salary before flying out of state for a job interview?